Mac Beattie and the Ottawa Valley Melodiers… April Verch recently recorded a lovely version of this song. I believe she sings with her dad on this one.
Last evening, Ted M and I drove out to Guelph Ontario for the Newberry and Verch performance. The Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band started the show and played a very entertaining set of mostly old jug band material, featuring banjolin, fiddle, guitar, jug, kazoo and a pecular… Read More
I’m baking Easter bread this morning, and listening to April Verch’s fabulous new album, Once a day. This collection of classic Country & Western songs took me by surprise. I’ve been a fan of April Verch for years, and what I’ve come to expect is… Read More
Two recordings which were released in 2017 have been getting a lot of play at home and in the car lately: Going Home by April Verch and Joe Newberry and Carp Fishing in Missouri by Cathy Barton and Dave Para. April Verch is a super-fine… Read More
In a rare Toronto appearance, Bob Carlin played a great show at the Dakota Tavern tonight with our own Lonesome Ace Stringband. Bob is a master clawhammer banjo player. I’ve previously met him and taken some of his workshops at Midwest Banjo Camp. He learned… Read More
Here’s Aubrey Atwater, clogging and playing banjo at the same time. Speaking of folk dancing, if you ever get a chance to see April Verch, the Ottawa Valley fiddler, don’t miss it. Not only is she a great fiddler but she dances up a storm… Read More